Designed after various iconographical sources. Both series are identical in bore and tonehole size and location, differing only in the length and structure of the windway: the mediŠval recorders are of plumwood with boxwood windcap and foot; the early renaissance recorders are of plumwood with a more traditional beak mouthpiece and a shorter windway. Both series require high breath pressure and use authentic early fingerings similar to windcap instrument fingering.
|mediŠval sopranino in f''||f''-d'''||plumwood & boxwood,
|mediŠval soprano in c''||c''-a'''||NLA|
|mediŠval alto in f'||f'-d''||NLA|
|early renaissance sopranino in f''||f''-d'''||plumwood,
|early renaissance soprano in c''||c''-a'''||NLA|
|early renaissance alto in f'||f'-d''||NLA|
Newly-designed from iconographical sources after exhaustive research and extrapolation from later surviving instruments; made of maple, with thumbhole and two-piece pirouette, a'=440 Hz.; smaller in bore and bell and softer than renaissance shawms.
|soprano in c'||c'-d'''||keyless||NLA|
|alto in f||f-g''||key and fontanelle||NLA|
|tenor in c||c-d''||NLA|
These newest instruments from the Hanchet workshop are simple and elegant in design and outstanding in performance. They offer an inexpensive entree into the world of historical double reed instruments, are easy to play, and have a rich, complex, satisfying tone quality. The sopranino and soprano are of one-piece construction; the two altos are made in two pieces with a removeable bell section. All four models are provided with pirouettes.
|sopranino in f'||f'-eb'''||keyless||NLA|
|soprano in c'||c'-bb''||NLA|
|alto in g||g-f''||NLA|
|alto in f||f-eb''||NLA|
Based on the best of surviving museum instruments scaled to a'=440 Hz.; all sizes but bass and greatbasses have pirouettes.
|soprano in c'||c'-bb''||keyless||NLA|
|soprano in d'||d'-c'''||NLA|
|alto in f||f-eb''||key and fontanelle||NLA|
|alto in g||g-f''||NLA|
|tenor in c||c-bb'||NLA|
|tenor in c||G-bb''||four keys and fontanelle||NLA|
|bass in F||C-eb'||NLA|
|greatbass in C||G-bb||NLA|
|greatbass in Bb||F-ab||NLA|
Copies of an original baroque instrument by Poerschman, maple with four brass keys, pitched at a'=415 Hz., and a classical French instrument by Rust, maple with seven brass keys, pitched at a'=430 or 440 Hz. These instruments are stable in intonation and response, have a wide dynamic range, and are not particularly reed-sensitive; complete with reed, bocal, and case.
|Poerschman baroque bassoon||Bb-g'||a'=415 Hz., four keys||NLA|
|Rust classical bassoon||Bb-c''||a'=440 or 430 Hz., seven keys||NLA|
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